Burson-Marsteller Africa grabs gold and bronze at 2015 PRISM Awards

17:29 PM (11 Hours ago) Awards
Burson-Marsteller Africa, a leading public relations and communications firm, won the Gold and Bronze awards for media relations at the 2015 PRISM Awards held on Sunday, 19 April at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.

Housemates face more plot twists in Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble

17:16 PM (11 Hours ago) Media News
During the live Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble show on Sunday, 19 April, Biggie delivered a big twist when he unexpectedly sent an auditor into the house and tasked surprised housemates to make their nominations for this week there and then.

Good Hope FM has the best breakfast show in South Africa

17:10 PM (11 Hours ago) Awards
t’s confirmed. Good Hope FM serves up the best breakfast, not only in Cape Town but also in the entire South Africa. The Good Hope FM Breakfast Show, hosted by Guy McDonald won the coveted Best Commercial Breakfast Show 2015 award at the glitzy MTN Radio Awards ceremony event that took place on Saturday, 18 April.

Nal’ibali to launch special children’s literacy rights poster on World Book Day

15:00 PM (13 Hours ago) Publicity News
On World Book Day, which takes placed on Thursday, 23 April, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a special children’s literacy rights poster to assert and affirm for children what they need to become inspired and competent readers and writers.

South Africa takes the stage in Canada

14:27 PM (14 Hours ago) Media News

April is the month for cultural exchange between South Africa and Canada. The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) is partnering with the Canadian Stage in Toronto to present six acclaimed local productions, showcasing some of South Africa’s leading performers, writers, directors and choreographers in a special three-week Spotlight South Africa Festival.

 

Newsclip shares its solar power lessons at the Miss Earth SA casting for 2015

14:21 PM (14 Hours ago) Publicity News
It is that time of the year again as Miss Earth SA searches for South Africa's next group of Ambassadors. The Johannesburg casting took place on Saturday, 18 April, at Silverstar Casino with Tsogo Sun, Valpre and Newsclip.

Algoa FM claims four accolades at the 2015 MTN Radio Awards

14:11 PM (14 Hours ago) Awards
Algoa FM received four awards at the annual MTN Radio Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on Saturday, 18 April. The station was nominated in seven categories, including the Station of the Year – a first for an Eastern Cape and Garden Route radio station.

Avengers: Age of Ultron will screen in SA before the USA

13:50 PM (15 Hours ago) Entertainment

South African movie-lovers will be treated to a screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron before its official USA release. The hotly anticipated film will be released locally on Friday, 24 April.

 

Vital Protection helping to fight Malaria

13:07 PM (15 Hours ago) Marketing News
According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa has recorded a rise in malaria-related deaths where the disease is prevalent in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal.

KFC congratulates winners of the Top Breakfast Show Presenter Award

12:52 PM (16 Hours ago) Awards
On Saturday,18 April, audiences across South Africa celebrated with, Daron Mann, Darren Scott, Mpumi Mlambo and Putco Mafani and as they won the KFC Top Breakfast Show Presenter Award, in their respective categories (Commercial, Community, Campus and PBS), at the 2015 MTN Radio Awards.

The KZN Science Centre runs workshops for disadvantaged learners

12:24 PM (16 Hours ago) Publicity News

The KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre recently travelled down the south coast to the Thanda Village. There they conducted interactive science workshops and practicals with both their facilitators and the young learners who visit their after school programme.

Rural TSiBA campus awarded Youth Excellence Bronze Award

12:16 PM (16 Hours ago) Publicity News
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) Eden campus has been awarded the Western Cape Department of Social Development Ministerial Youth Excellence Bronze Award.

DHS helps those affected by xenophobia

12:05 PM (16 Hours ago) Publicity News

The Durban High School Interact Club who are committed to helping those less fortunate, turned their focus on those affected by xenophobia.

 

Africa Voices Trust to perform with Vusi Mahlasela at gala concert

11:57 AM (16 Hours ago) Entertainment
On Friday 8 May, artists from the Africa Voices Trust will take to the Baxter Concert Hall stage alongside special guest Vusi Mahlasela for one night only.

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka addresses Soweto learners from International Space Station

11:22 AM (17 Hours ago) Publicity News
On Friday 17th April 2015, the pupils of Forte High School in Dobsonville Soweto tuned in to a radio broadcast where Russian Cosmonaut, Gennady Padalka, who is currently orbiting the earth, addressed them from the International Space Station.

Green Office Week® encourages workplaces to make a difference

11:01 AM (17 Hours ago) Publicity News
Green Office Week® takes place every year in April. Now in its 6th Year, Green Office Week® (GOW) has moved from an initiative that informs and educates to one that directly invites people to commit to green-friendly principles and values.

New Hungry Lion store for Cape Town

10:54 AM (17 Hours ago) Marketing News
Cape Town’s CBD came to a standstill recently as thousands of Capetonians, mostly school children along with celebrities, took to the streets in a bid to ‘March for More’ in celebration of Hungry Lion’s grand opening of its newly refurbished flagship store at the Golden Acre Mall.

Atmosphere Communications and FleishmanHillard scoop prestigious awards at PRISMs

10:06 AM (18 Hours ago) Awards
For the second consecutive year, top mid-sized public relations consultancy, Atmosphere Communications, has scooped top honours in the Campaign of the Year category at the PRISM Awards - this time for their Sanlam ‘One Rand Man’ campaign.

Alma Chamber Orchestra will make SA debut

10:03 AM (18 Hours ago) Entertainment

The Alma Chamber Orchestra will come to South Africa for the first time this week.  Audiences will be treated to performances by classical music talent led by concertmaster and artistic director, Anne Gravoi. The show will feature the Brazilian pianist, Nelson Freire, under the direction of Lionel Bringuier.

 

See an adaption of Fugard classic at Alexander Upstairs

9:49 AM (19 Hours ago) Entertainment

The Woman with a Baby on her Back is an adaptation of Athol Fugard's riveting short story To Whom It Must Concern, portrays the impact a tragic event has on the life and psyche of a Karoo train driver, Roelf Visagie.

Penguin secures rights to SA columnist Paige Nick's latest novel

9:44 AM (19 Hours ago) New on the Shelf
Penguin Random House South Africa has bought rights to publish well-known columnist and author Paige Nick’s new novel in South Africa.

Ad Outpost CEO says #NoToXenophobia

9:34 AM (19 Hours ago) Marketing News

“The violence against foreigners that we are witnessing currently in South Africa leaves me ashamed, embarrassed and sick with fear of how we are allowing our country to be diluted into insignificance,” says AD Outpost CEO Dinesh Diar. Diar’s company is taking a stand against xenophobia through their media platforms.

Speakers for ITWeb Digital Economy Summit announced

9:33 AM (19 Hours ago) Marketing News
Mike Sharman, co-founder of digital communications agency Retroviral and co-founder of Webfluential, will be speaking at ITWeb’s Digital Economy Summit about the digital revolution and its impact on how we create, share and consume content.

PR professionals honoured at the 18th annual PRISM Awards

9:11 AM (19 Hours ago) Awards

The 18th annual PRISM Awards saw the country’s best public relations and communication professionals flock to the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Sunday, 19 April. All entrants vying for one of the coveted trophies, the night, themed African chic, was one of glitz, glam and due celebration.

The MTN Radio Awards for 2015 have been announced

8:10 AM (20 Hours ago) Awards
The stars of South African radio were heralded at a sparkling banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on Sunday, 19 April when the winners of the 2015 MTN Radio Awards were announced. Guest of honour at the banquet was the Honourable Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi.

Jacaranda FM named Station of the Year at the MTN Radio Awards

7:47 AM (21 Hours ago) Awards
Jacaranda FM won big and landed the coveted Station of the Year Award at the 6th annual MTN Radio Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre on at the Saturday, 18 April, where radio professionals and stations were recognised for their work in 2014.

Ogilvy PR shines at the 2015 PRISM Awards

7:22 AM (21 Hours ago) Awards
Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) South Africa enjoyed an outstanding evening at the industry’s annual showcase, the PRISM Awards, which was held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Sunday, 19 April.

Beatenberg wins big at the South African Music Awards

6:57 AM (21 Hours ago) Awards
Capetonian indie-pop trio Beatenberg were the big winners at the XXI annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) on Sunday, 19 April. taking home a total of six awards for their album The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg.

Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 announced

15:50 PM (3 Days ago) Awards

A community of tourism businesses working together to make better places to live in and great places to visit was announced Overall Winners this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015.

PdotO releases most successful single Move Over

15:39 PM (3 Days ago) Media News

Move Over is officially the second single off PdotO’s upcoming album The Devil'z Playground. This song is a follow up single after the first single Burn featuring Red Button which was released in April 2014.

Zip Zap Circus invited to perform for Society for Performing Arts Nigeria

15:28 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Cape Town’s very own social circus, Zip Zap, has been invited to showcase their world-class performance skills to 350 international businesses, expatriates and Nigerian guests in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, 25 April 2015.

Dynamic road signs could reduce pedestrian deaths

15:19 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion
A recent US report has revealed that a pedestrian loses their life every two hours on American roads. Back home, and according to Arrive Alive, approximately 35-40% of road deaths in South Africa are pedestrian deaths. So says Warwick Scott-Rodger, head of Dialdirect.

African Public Relations Association conference speakers announced

14:59 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
As the 27th edition of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) conference gathers momentum, more renowned speakers have joined the league of facilitators for the conference scheduled to be held from Tuesday, 12 to Thursday, 14 May in Yaoundé in Cameroon.

The CTICC didn’t waste a drop during National Water Week

14:44 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News

To celebrate National Water Week last month, several Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) employees volunteered to assist with gardening in the informal settlement of Khayelitsha to build their sandy soils for better water retention.

Support needed from African stakeholders for Ebola vaccine

14:40 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
The Ebola vaccine trial currently underway in Sierra Leone and commitment from African business and the support of international governments and agencies is needed to get the number of Ebola cases to zero in the near future, says Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, the African Union Commission’s (AU) commissioner for Social Affairs.

Winners of the 2015 Naledi Theatre Awards announced

14:16 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
Aubrey Sekhabi’s emotive production, Marikana – The Musical has swept the boards at the South African Naledi Theatre Awards.

2015 Rhino Conservation Awards to honour rangers on the front-line

14:04 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
According to a recent article written by photojournalist, Scott Ramsay, rhino poaching in South Africa is at record levels, with more than 1215 having been killed in 2014.

Date announced for Savanna Newcomer Award showcase

11:27 AM (3 Days ago) Awards
On Sunday, 31 May at the iconic Soweto Theatre, the country’s top up-and-coming comedians battle it out on stage to be nominated for this year’s Savanna Newcomer Award.

The Times and TimesLive launches 3rd annual Press Ad Challenge

11:02 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News

The Times has announced the launch of its third annual Creative Press Ad Challenge, which for the first year will include a digital component. Running between Tuesday, 21 April and Thursday, 21 May, a total of 21 free ads valued at R97 000 each will be given away.

#VoteChicken or #VoteBurger for Nandos' Freedom Day meal

10:55 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
It’s a tough choice: a quarter chicken and regular chips or a chicken burger and regular chips. A tough, tough choice. But consumers are going to have to make it ahead of Monday, 27 April if they're going to cash in on Nando’s amazing Freedom Day promotion.

Oxford University Press launches 'Every child deserves a dictionary' campaign

10:42 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
In celebrating 100 years of contributing to education in South Africa, Oxford University Press Southern Africa (OUPSA) has launched its flagship centenary campaign: 'Every child deserves a dictionary'.

Burson-Marsteller launches Keeping it Real corporate purpose report

10:32 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, has launched a new study which, for the first time, identifies the key drivers of authentic corporate purpose.

Deadline for Responsible Drinking Media Awards entries extended

9:05 AM (3 Days ago) Awards

brandhouse has announced that entries for the 2015 Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs) will now close on Friday, 8 May 2015. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 2 June in Johannesburg.

WESSA opposes coal mine

8:06 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
The Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) is deeply concerned about the renewed attempt by Ibutho Coal to develop an anthracite coal mine right on the boundary of the world-renown Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.

Oneplan announces hip replacement sponsorship on air

8:00 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News

Oneplan Health Insurance and their underwriters, Zurich, recently announced on national radio that the company would sponsor Aubrey Moherane, a patient in need of a hip replacement who was told to come back for treatment in seven years time.

IAB SA reveals the beating heart of digital South Africa

6:46 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Day by day, what are the stories that most powerfully attract and engage South Africa’s internet users? How can brands, in the moment, find out what these stories are, react to their impact and start interesting conversations with consumers?

HealthEngage proves successful for Health24 advertisers and consumers

16:06 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
In 2014, Health24 launched HealthEngage, a ground breaking new section to their website that runs on a sponsorship model rather than traditional run-of-site advertising (ROS).

5 reasons to use cloud computing in a small business

15:53 PM (4 Days ago) Opinion

Cloud computing is the buzzword of the moment and many small business owners are starting to get excited about its promise. From a few early adopters, the cloud is now ready to burst into the mainstream of the SME market. This is according to Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA.

Choccywoccydoohdah is the cake shop to the stars

15:49 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
The staff at Brighton cake shop Choccywoccydoohdah are ambitious: not only do their creations often resemble Gaudí monuments, but they count Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Johnny Depp among their clients.

Old Mutual launches its own digital radio station

15:26 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
Radio convergence agency Ultimate Media have created South Africa’s very first client-owned digital radio station. Old Mutual Live is a digital radio station which gives relevant and up-to-date content on a weekly basis to runners, cyclists and lovers of fine wine.
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